Drug use management in board and care facilities.


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to describe medication management in board and care facilities throughout Minnesota. A triangulation of data collection methods was used, including mail questionnaires (N = 98 facilities), telephone interviews (N = 64 facilities), and site visits (N = 15 facilities). Major issues examined included characteristics of board and care facilities, staffing, residents, and drug management systems. Results showed that staff in 86% of the board and care facilities surveyed provided medication storage, 83% gave medication reminders, and 69% administered medications to one or more residents. Site visits revealed a wide diversity in the characteristics of managers and their attitudes toward medication administration.

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Cited Authors

  • Garrard, J; Cooper, SL; Goertz, C

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 748 - 756

PubMed ID

  • 9432991

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9432991

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/37.6.748


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States